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Winger Jona Nareki scored three tries and created another as the Dunedin-based Highlanders rallied from 20-6 down Friday to beat the Hamilton-based Chiefs 39-23 in Super Rugby Aotearoa. The Chiefs, who couldn’t win a match in their 2020, looked set after a first round bye to open their 2021 season with a win when they controlled the first half and led 20-11 at halftime. After scrumhalf Folua Fakatava dashed through an inside gap to score in the 50th minute, making the score 20-18, Nareki completed his double and created a try for Shannon Frizell to take the Highlanders to a 32-20 lead.
Filipino organisation Bren Esports announced that they have expanded into another mobile esports title with their entry into the League of Legends: Wild Rift,
France's COVID-19 situation could improve over the next four to six weeks, as more of the country's population gets vaccinated, which could lead to a gradual return to normal life, French Health Minister Olivier Veran reaffirmed on Friday. Veran also told BFM TV that France was doing all it could to avoid a new national lockdown, although the government would keep all options open. The French government has spared the Paris region from a weekend coronavirus lockdown for now and pledged to accelerate the vaccine rollout in two dozen high-risk zones in an effort to ease the load on hospitals and stave off further restrictions.
Hungary's prime minister said on Friday that up to 15,000-20,000 people could enter hospital as coronavirus infections surge, up from just over 6,800 now, which will put a big strain on the healthcare system in the coming weeks. Viktor Orban, whose government announced tough new lockdown measures on Thursday to curb the third wave of the pandemic, told state radio that "there will be enough (hospital) beds and ventilators." He said the lockdown, which includes closing all shops except foodstores and pharmacies from Monday until March 22, suspending all services except private healthcare and closing primary schools was needed to prevent a "tragedy".
China's biggest political meeting opened for its annual session on Friday, where it is expected to pass a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong's electoral system.Chinese lawmakers are expected to delay elections for the city's legislature by another year to September 2022, according to local media.It's a move that will boost China's effort to ensure those they deem "patriots" are put in charge of the city, and likely to crush any remaining democratic hopes for the global financial hub.Many high-profile pro-democracy politicians and activists are already in jail or in exile after authorities cracked down on the city's mass anti-government protests in 2019, and imposed a sweeping national security law last year.A senior Chinese lawmaker says the NPC plans to expand an electoral committee that chooses Hong Kong's leader, and give it powers to pick many of the city's legislators as well.The NPC also unveiled a relatively mild defense budget for the year, a rise of around 7% from 2020.That's despite challenges on several fronts, ranging from heightened tensions with Taiwan to U.S. missions around Chinese-occupied islands in the disputed South China Sea, and an ongoing border dispute with India.China's strategic rivalry with the United States is also expected to take centre stage at the conference.A London-based economics research centre predicts China will leapfrog the United States as the world's biggest economy in 2028, five years earlier than previously forecast.
A doctor in regional South Australia became the first Australian to receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, March 5.This video, uploaded by SA Health, shows senior doctor Caroline Phegan receiving the jab with a smile at Murray Bridge Hospital on Friday morning. Phegan gave a peace sign to the cameras after the vaccine was administered, telling reporters she “couldn’t feel it at all”.According to local media reports, Phegan said she was immunocompromised, making her particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. Credit: SA Health via Storyful
China will push forward with the development of CJ1000, a turbofan jet engine designed to power the homemade C919 narrowbody aircraft, the government said on Friday in its development plan for the 2021-2025 period. It also aims to achieve breakthrough in engine technology for widebody jets, the government said. Chinese-made civil aircraft, including the C919, currently use foreign engines but the country has been trying to develop a home-grown alternative as it seeks to cut its dependence on foreign sources of sophisticated technology.
Although it’s set in a fictional African country, "Coming 2 America" relies on real African designers like South Africas Laduma Ngxokolo to allow for better representation of the continent on screen.
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China will resolutely deter any separatist activity seeking Taiwan's independence but is committed to promoting the peaceful growth of relations across the Taiwan Strait and China's "reunification", Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday. China, which claims democratic Taiwan as its own territory, has increased its military activity near the island in recent months, responding to what it calls "collusion" between Taipei and Washington, Taiwan's main international backer and arms supplier.
Australia set New Zealand a target of 157 in the fourth T20 international in Wellington on Friday as they look to avoid a series defeat.
The Ministry of Health has confirmed nine new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Friday (5 March), taking the country's total case count to 60,007.
The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen said it destroyed an armed drone fired towards the kingdom on Friday, part of an attack the Houthis claimed to have launched into southern Saudi Arabia at dawn. The Houthis have recently stepped up cross-border drone and missile attacks on Saudi cities, mostly targeting the southern part of the kingdom. The Houthis fired the intercepted drone towards Khamis Mushait near the Yemen border on Friday, Saudi state news agency SPA said.
China's 2021 defence spending will rise 6.8% from 2020, up just slightly from last year's budget increase and broadly tracking the government's modest growth forecast, as the world's second-largest economy emerges from the pandemic's fallout. Premier Li Keqiang pledged that efforts to strengthen the People's Liberation Army, which is developing an array of weapons from stealthy fighters to aircraft carriers, would continue apace in the face of what China views as multiple security threats. Last year China said the defence budget would rise just 6.6%, its slowest rate in three decades, as the economy wilted in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Australia's prime minister on Friday played down the impact of Italy's landmark decision to block the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses due to be delivered.
The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to take up President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill, but put off the start of a contentious debate until the full text of the 628-page bill was read aloud. The party-line vote of 51-50, with Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie, illustrated that Democrats who narrowly control the chamber can expect little, if any, Republican support. Republicans, who are expected to use procedural tricks to drag out the process, began by forcing Senate clerks to read the entire bill - a process that took nearly 11 hours.
Hong Kong’s universities will be expected to have changed their curricula to reflect the new national security law by the upcoming academic year and be prepared to help “prevent and suppress” acts that could violate the legislation, the education minister has said. Kevin Yeung Yun-hung’s Friday remarks followed a top Beijing official this week highlighting the need for patriotic education for the city’s youth, and Chinese University effectively cutting ties with its student union over national security concerns. Yeung, who has met with the heads of the city’s publicly funded universities since the security law was imposed last June, told lawmakers that universities could consider conducting national security education via courses and seminars.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China. “All schools must follow the law. We are currently discussing with [universities] what they have been doing under the legislation, and whether it meets our expectations and requirements,” the secretary for education said at a Legislative Council meeting. Under the legislation, universities and schools are required to promote national security education. Yeung said universities must also be able to prevent and suppress any violations of national security on campus. Although institutions would be given some flexibility in adding national security law elements in their syllabus, Yeung said officials were reviewing their plans. Yeung said he noted that since his meetings with university leadership last year, their management had begun placing a greater emphasis on the importance of being law-abiding. Chinese University student union steps down after school cuts it off citing possible legal breaches “I believe when the next academic year begins, we will see [more] changes made to their curricula and relevant arrangements,” he said. Asked by a lawmaker whether authorities would regulate research topics at tertiary institutions related to the independence of Hong Kong, Taiwan or Tibet, Yeung said only that certain flexibility and autonomy should be allowed, though they must abide by the law. The Post has contacted all eight publicly funded universities seeking comment. On Monday, Chinese University’s 12-member student union resigned en masse only hours after taking office, after school management took the unprecedented step of cutting ties with them citing concerns that the newly elected cabinet’s manifesto and other public comments breached the national security law. The university had imposed a series of tough measures on the union, including asking the cabinet to register as an independent body and assume its own legal responsibility, while stressing it would “not tolerate any behaviours which may endanger national security”. Also this week, Wang Yang, the head of China’s top political advisory body, said patriotic education should be strengthened among city youth, while Beijing’s top official overseeing the city, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director Xia Baolong, said the education sector had yet to firmly establish its acceptance of the “patriots governing Hong Kong” principle. Guidelines on bringing school curricula in line with the national security law issued last month to kindergartens, primary and secondary schools covered aspects ranging from school management and lesson frameworks to pupils’ behaviour. Schools were also told to call police over “grave or emergency” situations such as pupils staging protests, forming human chains or displaying separatist slogans on campus.This article Hong Kong’s public universities should reflect national security law in curricula by new academic year, be ready to ‘suppress’ acts that violate it: education minister first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
Asian shares slipped Friday after surging U.S. bond yields renewed pressure on high-flying technology companies. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index dropped as much as 2% and shares fell in most other markets. Investors were disappointed with remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Thursday when he said inflation will likely pick up in the coming months, though he cautioned that the increase would be temporary and would not be enough for the Fed to alter low-interest rate policies set to help the economy recover from the pandemic.
Neither the Hindu seers nor the businesses are happy about the state of Uttarakhand’s decision to host a no-frills Kumbh, especially one that restricts both pilgrim interaction and grandeur.
Former Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has called for Steve Smith to take back the captaincy of the test side once Tim Paine's tenure is over. Smith, who led the team for nearly three years, was stripped of the captaincy and banned from leadership roles for two years in the wake of the Newlands ball-tampering scandal in 2018. Smith's leadership ban expired last March but the master batsman has since been overlooked for roles in the test and white-ball teams.